Guess what?!

I pretend
to smile and laugh to
be happy and have fun
only to hide the pain
that I run from
deep inside I am hurt
but there are feelings far worse
I wanna cry
but the tears stay away
everyday I feel pain
but laugh outside
only to hide the hurt
that makes me wanna cry

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is letting go of the pain
And accepting what has happened,
Because it will not change.
Forgiveness is dismissing the blame.
Choices were made that caused the hurt;
We each could have chosen differently,
But we didn’t.
Forgiveness is looking at the pain,
Learning the lessons it has produced,
And understanding what we have learned.
Forgiveness allows us to move on
Towards a better understanding
Of universal love and our true purpose.
Forgiveness is knowing that love
Is the answer to all questions,
And that we all are in some way connected.
Forgiveness is starting over,
With the knowledge that we have gained.
I forgive you, and I forgive myself.
I hope you can do the same.

Filipino Streetfoods

Last night it was a sinful night. I am supposed to stick to my “D.I.E.T” however, when my niece asked me to accompany her to 7-11 we passed by this BBQ stalls. But hey in our country, BBQ stalls they also sell unique Filipino street foods. I had these last nights.

Chicken Intestine a.k.a Isaw ng Manok

Pork Intestine a.k.a Isaw ng baboy

Pork blood a.k.a Dugo or Betamax (Yeah they call it betamax because of the rectangular shape resembling to a betamax before)

Pork’s ear a.k.a Tenga ng Baboy

Quail egg with flour a.k.a Kwek-Kwek

Fishballs (flat one), Squidballs (the one being fried) and Kikiam (the longer one)

And that’s what I had last night. But my niece added these following foods because they love it. Which I don’t eat. But I will just post it here anyway so you will have an idea what are the streetfoods we have here in the Philippines.

Balot (it has also a counterpart which is called Penoy. However, I don’t eat this, just Penoy. Penoy doesn’t have duck embryo while Balot has. And yes, the duck embryo should be eaten too. They said it is delicious but I don’t think I am ready for that)

Chicken feet a.k.a Adidas (They call it Adidas since it is a shoe and this is a feet. I eat this if it is cook in Chinese resto but I don’t like this being grilled.)

Chicken head a.k.a Helmet (Yes, they call this helmet because it is chicken’s head)

So now you see, Philippines have unique streetfoods right? But I can assure you that they all yummy..

Je m’appelle Hélène

helene
je m’appelle helene
je suis une fille
comme les autres
helene
j’ai mes joies mes peines
elles font ma vie
comme la votre
je voudrais trouver l’amour
simplement trouver l’amour

helene
je m’applle helene
je suis une fille
comme les autres
helene
si mes nuits sont pleines
de reves de poemes
je n’ai rien d’autre
je voudrais trouver l’amour
simplement trouver l’amour

et meme
si j’ai ma photo
dans tous les journaux
chaque semaine
personne
ne m’attend le soir
quand je rentre tard
personne ne fait battre mon coeur
lorsque s’eteignent les projecteurs
helene
je m’appelle helene
je suis une fille
comme les autres
je voudrais trouver l’amour
simplement trouver l’amour

et meme
quand a la tele
vous me regardez
sourire et chanter
personne
ne m’attend le soir
quand je rentre tard
lorsque s’eteignent les projecteurs
helene
je m’applelle helene
je suis une fille
comme les autres
helene
et toutes mes peines
trouveront l’ouble
un jour ou l’autre
quand je trouverai l’amour
quand je trouverai l’amour
quand je trouverai l’amour
quand je trouverai l’amour

*****************************************************
helen
my name’s helen
i m a girl
just like other girls
helen
i have joy and pain
and this is my life
just like you
i look for my love
only for love

helen
my name is helen
i m a girl
just like other girls
helen
pain comes at night
i have nothing
except poems and dreams
i look for my love
only for love
and
if my photos on all paper
every week
when i m home
there would be no one waiting for me
when light go out
there would be no one delight me

helen
my name’s helen
i m a girl
just like other girls
i look for my love
only for love
and
you would see me on tv
smiling and singing
when i m home
there would be no one waiting for me
when light go out
there would be no one delight me

helen
my name’s helen
i m a girl
just like other girls
helen
one day
all of the pains
would be forgotten
when would i get my love

**************************************
伊莲
我的名字叫伊莲
我是一个女孩
象其他的女孩一样
伊莲
我有我的欢乐和痛苦
这就是我的生活
就象你的一样
我想找到爱情
只是想找到爱情
伊莲
我的名字叫伊莲
我是一个女孩
象其他的女孩一样
伊莲
夜晚是我的痛苦
除了诗和梦
我没有其他
我想找到爱情
只是想找到爱情
并且
如果在所有的报纸上
能有我的照片
每周都有
当我夜晚回家的时候
没有人在等着我
当灯熄灭的时候
没有人使我心跳
伊莲
我的名字叫伊莲
我是一个女孩
象其他的女孩一样
我想找到爱情
只是想找到爱情
并且
你能在电视上
看到我在微笑和歌唱
当我夜晚回家的时候
没有人在等着我
当灯熄灭的时候
没有人使我心跳
伊莲
我的名字叫伊莲
我是一个女孩
象其他的女孩一样
伊莲
总会有一天
我所有的痛苦
都会被忘却
什么时候我能找到爱情

Forget him

Dont Blink


I turned on the evening news
Saw a old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today
Asked him what’s the secret to life
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said “All I can say is.”

Don’t blink
Just like that you’re six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don’t blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your “better half”
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you’re praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don’t blink

I was glued to my tv when it looked like he looked at me and said
“Best start putting first things first.”
Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand
You can’t flip it over and start again
Take every breathe God gives you for what it’s worth

Don’t Blink
Just like that you’re six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don’t blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your “better half”
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you’re praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don’t blink

So I’ve been tryin’ ta slow it down
I’ve been tryin’ ta take it in
In this here today, gone tomorrow world we’re livin’ in

Don’t blink
Just like that you’re six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don’t blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your “better half”
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you’re praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster then you think
So Don’t blink

Naw, don’t blink, don’t blink
Life Goes Faster Than You Think
Don’t Blink…

A true friend

知己良朋 Chinese version translated by nqph2004

We met upon the internet,
網中低頭見,
My heart you did not have yet.
兩心不曾牽;
I sit and wait each day,
每天坐與等,
for the song my heart will soon play.
心曲終譜成。
Of laughter, love and tears,
悲歡友情在,
You have washed away all my fears.
心魔洗得快;
To be my friend and see so deep,
良朋窺心透,
I now know why I don’t get much sleep.
短睡也足夠。
I have waited through all these years,
等待經有年,
To find something to hold so dear.
寶貴勝金錢;
And now I know I’ll never be Blue,
不再有煩憂,
For I have found a true friend in you.
真情永不休。

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